R+B beauty Beyonce Knowles was devastated after award bosses told her to tone down her planned pyrotechnic extravaganza at the Brit Awards last night (17FEB04).

The Texan singer performed her hit Crazy In Love at the star-studded bash at London's EARLS COURT 2, where she picked up a gong for Best International Female Solo Artist.

Beyonce wanted to have four car wrecks explode on stage, but organisers told her she was only allowed two and she needed to tone down the explosives for health and safety reasons, fearing the spectacular could start a fire.

A source says, "Beyonce was really disappointed when she was told she couldn't have the full stage set she wanted, but didn't want to put anyone at risk."

22/02/2004 14:09